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#2674460 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 29 April 2016 - 12:55 PM

When it's 4+ pages of team bashing and complete nonsense, absolutely. Directly from the forum rules. 
 
· DO post constructively. If you can't add anything meaningful to a discussion, don't bother.
 
While we have the small handful of posters here that seem to have issues with how things are handled, I guarantee you we have a much bigger concern from posters that think we are entirely too lenient and have expressed to us in PM about leaving this site because of how toxic the GDT becomes, and how X poster is entirely too argumentative and aggressive in their posting style and no longer want to be involved with this community due to these people. Its a two way road, but the majority that send us messages is out of concern about things not being moderated enough and the things we often let slide. If you could only see my PM box and weigh out the positives against the negatives, it may give you a better perspective. 
 
A lot of great members, boosters, and moderators have been chased away from this site from a few of the same very people that are critical of the moderation staff that generally find their way out eventually anyway. The minority of the community feels like the moderators are pushing people away, but the majority feels it is the aggressive and confrontational posters. This is a fact that any member of the staff here would easily back me up on, including Matt. 
 
So I support what the staff does, if threatening to close a GDT after receiving a handful of reports about how out of hand it is getting in the thread to level things out and return it back to game discussion instead of post after post of "This team sucks" "F*** this team" "What a joke" is a big concern of yours, in which the GDT was never, nor has it ever been locked in the middle of any game ever on this site, feel free to send a PM to Matt and we can look into overturning that comment in the now entirely irrelevant GDT. 
 
I've said this time and time again, no forum in the history of the internet's existence has ever had a moderation staff that 100% of the community is content with. It's impossible to please everyone in any scenario like this. It really comes down to how much of it really bothers you and if it's that important to you to be a determining factor if you stay here as a part of the community or take your leave. 


SO MUCH THIS. I cannot begin to tell you how turned off I have been by the aggressive negativity. And that's the difference. Constructive criticism? Well thought out critiques of the team? I'm all for it. But the constant BARRAGE of violent negativity and "f*** you if you don't think this is the worst s*** EVAAARRR" attitude to those of us who either are trying to find a silver lining or just DON'T GET THAT FRICKING WORKED UP is *ridiculous*. Some of the people that post here seem to be really miserable, unhappy people. That's not the rest of our faults. So you feel censored? Too bad. Because I feelf****** *assaulted* when I read some of these bulls*** rampages that get away with not only hostility toward the team but frequently sexism, racism, and homophobia to boot.

So you see, it's all about balance. The mods aren't here just to please you. They're here to try and balance what posters like myself want as well.


#2674232 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 28 April 2016 - 02:22 PM

When it's 4+ pages of team bashing and complete nonsense, absolutely. Directly from the forum rules. 

 

· DO post constructively. If you can't add anything meaningful to a discussion, don't bother.

 

While we have the small handful of posters here that seem to have issues with how things are handled, I guarantee you we have a much bigger concern from posters that think we are entirely too lenient and have expressed to us in PM about leaving this site because of how toxic the GDT becomes, and how X poster is entirely too argumentative and aggressive in their posting style and no longer want to be involved with this community due to these people. Its a two way road, but the majority that send us messages is out of concern about things not being moderated enough and the things we often let slide. If you could only see my PM box and weigh out the positives against the negatives, it may give you a better perspective. 

 

A lot of great members, boosters, and moderators have been chased away from this site from a few of the same very people that are critical of the moderation staff that generally find their way out eventually anyway. The minority of the community feels like the moderators are pushing people away, but the majority feels it is the aggressive and confrontational posters. This is a fact that any member of the staff here would easily back me up on, including Matt. 

 

So I support what the staff does, if threatening to close a GDT after receiving a handful of reports about how out of hand it is getting in the thread to level things out and return it back to game discussion instead of post after post of "This team sucks" "F*** this team" "What a joke" is a big concern of yours, in which the GDT was never, nor has it ever been locked in the middle of any game ever on this site, feel free to send a PM to Matt and we can look into overturning that comment in the now entirely irrelevant GDT. 

 

I've said this time and time again, no forum in the history of the internet's existence has ever had a moderation staff that 100% of the community is content with. It's impossible to please everyone in any scenario like this. It really comes down to how much of it really bothers you and if it's that important to you to be a determining factor if you stay here as a part of the community or take your leave. 




#2662819 3/29 GDT - Red Wings at Canadiens - 7:30 PM EST

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 29 March 2016 - 09:31 AM

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Do or die, win these games and make the playoffs boys. LGW!!!




#2661331 Another new Wings Fan is on the way!

Posted by Jedi on 22 March 2016 - 11:58 AM

A 2nd new Wings fan in my family is on the way, though this time around we'll be looking for pink Wings gear!

 

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She's "officially" due on July 31st, though she'll actually be here a week or two before that.  Parker (my First Wings fan) is ridiculously excited to be an older brother.




#2643269 Disney Buys Star Wars, 3 New Films Coming

Posted by Jedi on 18 December 2015 - 08:11 AM

saw it at 7:30

 

walked out of the theater in a daze

 

oh man, it is SO. FREAKING. GOOD.

 

I need like 3 years to process everything.

 

The only thing I could say after seeing it last night was "WOW".

 

It's too new and too shiny right now for me to put in any kind of definitive ranking, but it's easily better than all of the prequels.

 

GO SEE THIS MOVIE.  You won't be disappointed.  The Force is strong with this one.




#2641578 12/08 GDT : Red Wings at Washington Capitals, 7:30 ET

Posted by NerveDamage on 08 December 2015 - 09:54 AM

 

GDT Updated. LGW!




#2612261 "It was thirteen years ago today....."

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 31 May 2015 - 12:30 AM

".....the Red Wings taught the Avs to play!" 

 




#2473070 Going to the Joe for the First Time!

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 15 January 2014 - 07:11 AM

Useful information, I'm going to the Joe for my first time too for the Jan 31st game against the Caps, I'm excited about it!

 

How early do the doors open and can I bring my camera? I'm gonna want to take pictures of practice. We have seats in the nosebleeds but I read above that the ushers will let you down to watch practice (another question I had, lol). I want to wander around and check out the concourse too :)

 

The doors usually open about an hour before the game.  Yes, most definitely take your camera.  There are certain restrictions on lens length but you can get that info on the Wings website.  Yes you can go down by the glass and take pictures.  That's what so great about the Joe, not like the United Center where unless you have tickets in the lower bowl they won't let you (btw screw the Hawks and the United Center). 

 

The Joe may be old but you'll never forget it.  Will be a sad day when they build the new one and tear this one down :(.




#2471122 Winter Classic Gigapixel

Posted by Euro_Twins on 06 January 2014 - 09:07 PM

found myself too!!

 

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#2467756 Your favourite Red Wings misfit of all time

Posted by amato on 26 December 2013 - 02:48 PM

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#2437168 9/17 Pre-Season GDT : Red Wings 0 at Blackhawks 2

Posted by kipwinger on 17 September 2013 - 12:35 PM

There will definitely be streams out there. Should there be a separate thread for "who needs a pm wink wink nudge nudge" so the GDT doesn't get overrun with requests? Mods? Is that even appropriate?

 

I offered to help out last night and got about 35 pm's in a two minute span haha.  Any separate thread would immediately set a record on LGW for most posts per minute in a single thread.  That much activity would likely destroy the interweb and potentially tear a hole in the space-time continuum as well.  We'd better steer clear. 




#2422256 If the Hawks win the Cup... (new license plate)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 25 June 2013 - 04:00 PM

 
You going to bail me out of jail?


It would be hilarious to just leave an octopus on it with a note saying "only if you buy me dinner first..."


#2431881 If the Hawks win the Cup... (new license plate)

Posted by Namtaru on 29 July 2013 - 11:34 PM

Top on....

 

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#2414112 Proud of our boys

Posted by Vladifan on 28 May 2013 - 06:16 PM

Well said!   

 

Somehow, the Wings have strived AND succeeded without Lidstrom, without Holmstrom, without Bertuzzi, without Helm, and without DeKeyser.  Somewhere along the line in this shortened bastardized season this ragtag, crippled, makeshift, old and slow, rookie-peppered bunch of hockey players became a TEAM.  A team that has taken the number one hockey squad in the world to a seventh game.  Still nobody much is talking about them with any sense of what it took for them to get where they are.

 

It simply doesn't matter.  Anybody with a penchant for sports history will be talking about this team in years to come, and they will get their due.  They are a miracle of their own making.  I am so very proud to be here in this moment.  To savor their valor, and experience the thrills and chills at their very Trying.

 

I love you Detroit Red Wings.  Thank you so much for who you are, and what you have become.  And I am so very proud and honored to be one of your fans.  




#2410767 Red Wings don't belong in the same rink as the Hawks?

Posted by wingsfan4795 on 24 May 2013 - 12:18 AM

His next story will be "red wings dont deserve to be on the same golf course as the hawks"